BLW question - Breakfast

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by pigginteacher, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. pigginteacher

    pigginteacher Mum of 2

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    I haven't started weaning yet but just interested to know what cereals are suitable at 6 months and how do u give it to them?? Also how do u know how much to make up when they are first trying foods?
     
  2. Sarah10

    Sarah10 Guest

    You can use baby designed cereals or some adult cereals are perfectly fine! :)
    Things like porridge oats, weetabix, oatibix. Babies only usually take abit to start with, so only make up a small amount xx
     
  3. pigginteacher

    pigginteacher Mum of 2

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    I was thinking of giving weetabix but wasnt sure if this was ok. Do you leave it whole or mush it up? Do u put it on a spoon and then let your LO take the spoon??
     
  4. Laura80

    Laura80 Well-Known Member

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    When I make weetabix I just add enough milk to make it soggy, but not too runny if you know what I mean. I load the spoon and give it to my LO who puts it in her own mouth, although it's very messy doing it this way. My daughter will eat a whole weetabix with fruit mixed in.
     
  5. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    i have my weetabix dry, so have just given bella a biscuit of weetabix & she loves it! :)
    xx
     
  6. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    Harriet started on fruity porridge then we moved her to weetabix and she goes off it and back on it so we alternate between porridge and weetabix. The best cereals i found were the Plum ones but there very expensive.
     
  7. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Ruby would not use pre loaded spoons or eat sloppy foods with her hands when we started BLW. Shreddies (well, the supermarket own brand version) were her favourite.
     
  8. BunnyFace

    BunnyFace Mummy

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    With weetabix you can put sone milk onto it to soften it then give it as a "biscuit" but its mushhy so easier for them to eat iykwim?
    Either that or heat up milk (i find it gets mushier that way) and mix it up and pre load the spoon :) :flower:
     
  9. MrsRabbit

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    My mother would take warm water to heat it up. Pour the water off and add milk.

    I made DS oatmeal - with rolled oats.

    Although his first cereal he was 7-8 months and I gave him dry Cheerios and he'd just munch em up and eat them.
     
  10. TattiesMum

    TattiesMum Well-Known Member

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    Kaylum started with dry cheerios and fruit - Tattie avoided shreddies and weetabix because her and her younger brother used to have a really bad tummy with it when they were children.

    These days he also has porridge or rice porridge (kind of like unsweetened rice pudding made with ordinary long grain rice) as well as cheerios with milk :flower:
     
  11. pigginteacher

    pigginteacher Mum of 2

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    Thanks all, this is really helpful. Will try with milk first and a loaded spoon, see what happens. Can you give weetabix to babies under 6 months?
     
  12. bambino156

    bambino156 Mummy

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    I believe you can offer adult cereals from 6 months, personally I avoid anything I consider too sugary/sweet, ie coco pops, frosties etc.
    I've given lo weetabix, shreddies, porridge, none of which were met with great enthusiasm, the favourite was shreddies I think she ate about 5 whole shreddies!
     

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